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    Charlottesville Violence During Pro-Confederate Protest in US' Virginia (68)

    As Confederate monuments in towns and cities across the United States are being toppled, social media users ponder on how far this "anti-statue crusade" could actually go.

    As the valiant monument topplers scan the landscape in search of more targets, a veritable storm broke out on Twitter where people were asking each other when this campaign will end, and what other monuments may fall.

    The suggestion that resonated the most came from the former Georgia House Minority Leader and candidate for governor, Stacey Abrams, who called for the removal of the bas relief on Stone Mountain that features the images of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.

    While some Twitter users actually pondered on whether to support her proposal, others weighed the risks of this campaign trampling on the legacy of the Founding Fathers themselves.

    Some Twitter users wondered whether the anti-Confederate activists might set their sights on Mt. Rushmore next.

    ​Many social media users also speculated about what other iconic US landmarks may possibly become the target of this campaign.

    ​Other users were simply outraged by the fact that monuments, relics of the past, are being demolished.

    Charlottesville Violence During Pro-Confederate Protest in US' Virginia (68)


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